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    08-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Originally Posted by LadyNeigh    
mbender- yes he does- he just hates having shoes put on and has an absolute feck about it

Veroner1016-I'm a bit skint- do boots cost much and what are they called??
Sure he's not laminitic?
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    08-27-2011, 01:28 AM
How long did you try the hardening supplements for? The effects don't start showing until about 3 months later and it takes around 6 months for a "whole new hoof" to be there.

Also agree with the teacher her to stand for the farrier, it is part of being a riding horse, she is going to have to deal with it. My mare likes to move backwards while having her feet done, so me and my farrier got talking and when she was having her feet done one time and was about to go back we had her so she had her rump pointing towards the electric fence, both me and my farrier knew this, she moved back hit the fence and got a zap. She then stood nicely for the rest of the visit.
    08-27-2011, 05:07 PM
Originally Posted by bntnail    
Sure he's not laminitic?
Pony + No hoof care = I wouldn't bet against it!
    09-05-2011, 03:22 AM
He WILL stand for the farrier. He WONT have shoes put on. He sees the farrier every 6 weeks. He has had laminitis in the past so is kept on strip grazing and kept at the perfect weight. We had him on hoof hardener for 1yr and it did not help. I have found boots now that fit (had the farrier check).
Thank you all conserned, and all that helped.
    09-05-2011, 03:25 AM
If the boots don't cut it, I'd consider pre-dosing with pain meds and/or sedation so that shoeing can be accomplished.
    09-05-2011, 06:10 AM
Mabye you should intoduce BOSS to his diet..Its amazing for hooves, .....I have a navicular horse, and I've been through alot to make him confortable, Today, he is barefoot, and not a limp in sight..I bought the Easyboot Bare with gators for when he was newly trimmed, until I figured out that trim was not the one for him.....You could walk around with a hammer or some kind of tool, and eveytime you pass by your horse, pick up his foot,knock on his foot with your tool, play around with it for a few seconds, then walk away, he might of had a bad experience with a farrier....His hooves might be sore also, and the nails hurt....some pure MSM might also be a good idea, its helps alot for pain...My guy gets Flaxseeds also for the anti-inflammatory benefits.( plus his coat shines)..Good luck..

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